- Several pilots found drunk before flight
- Shocking figures came in the investigation report
- Reports of pilots confirm that they are intoxicated
Flight News: The central government on Thursday said that in the last six months, 14 cases of pilots being found intoxicated during pre-flight tests have come to the fore. Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia, in a written reply to a question by S Muniswamy and AS Jolle in Lok Sabha, said that from January 2022 to June 2022, a total of 14 such cases have been registered where pilots in pre-flight Breath-analyzer (BA) test The report confirmed that he was intoxicated.
What does the law of flight say
Union Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia has informed in the Lok Sabha that many pilots were intoxicated before flying the passenger plane. The Civil Aviation Minister said that between January and June this year, a total of 14 such cases have been registered in which pilots were found to be intoxicated. As per Rule 24 of the Aircraft Rules 1937 and relevant provisions under the Civil Aviation Requirements (CAR), the members of the crew are not allowed to consume alcohol on domestic and international flights.
478 cases of technical failure in aircraft in a year
At the same time, the government also informed that from July 1 last year to June 30 this year, a total of 478 cases of technical failure in aircraft have been reported. In a written reply to Saugata Roy’s question, Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia said that technical difficulties may be experienced during the operation of aircraft due to malfunction in their parts or equipment. He said that from July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022, a total of 478 cases of technical failure in aircraft have been reported.
The Minister said that the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has a monitoring system for the safety of passengers and aircraft. He also informed that on the basis of the violations detected during surveillance, on the spot investigation and night time surveillance in 2021-22, DGCA has taken action against the personnel responsible in 21 cases of violations including cancellation of licence, Removal from post and issue of warning letter etc.
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